SPRINT - 4th Edition 2016: Guidelines University of Miami

Specific requests for proposals submissions from researchers of the University of Miami 

FAPESP and University of Miami (UM), signed a Cooperation Agreement for Research on October 14, 2014, aiming to implement scientific and technological cooperation between researchers from UM (Miami, FL, USA), and from the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the funding of joint research projects.

Under the referred Agreement, as a continuation of this fruitful collaboration, FAPESP and UM make public this Call for Proposals for the exchange of researchers under the terms and conditions of the SPRINT 4th Edition 2016 (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call42016) and hereinafter set forth.

1. Eligibility from UM side

1.1 Eligibility to submit proposals within the scope of this Call:

a) Principal Investigators must be regular faculty and/or full-time research faculty members with existing or new research collaborations with researchers in São Paulo, Brazil, and must maintain this status for the duration of the proposed activities.

1.2 Eligibility for the exchange activities within the scope of this Call

a) Principal Investigators as well as Associated Researchers from UM who are directly involved in an ongoing or new research project. Participating UM postdoctoral fellows and PhD students must be UM employees or students in good standing during the planned exchange mission.

b) The proposals must aim to respect the principle of reciprocity with regard to academic qualifications of those who will take part in the exchange activities.

c) Eligibility of research partners in the State of São Paulo should observe the items 3.1 and 7.1 of FAPESP call (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call42016). Respecting the principle of reciprocity, FAPESP will also accept the participation of PhD fellows in scientific missions. Each PhD fellow must have an ongoing FAPESP fellowship during the planned exchange mission.

2. Fields of knowledge

This Call for Proposals invites research proposals in all fields of knowledge.

3. Duration of the project for the exchange of researchers

The maximum duration of each project is 24 months, non-extendable. Projects shorter than 12 months will not be considered.

4. Timeline

Call announced by FAPESP and PARTNER

October 25, 2016

Closing date for submission of proposals

January 30, 2017

Successful proposals notified after

April 20, 2017

5. Funding principles

FAPESP will provide funding of up to the equivalent of US$ 10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) per proposal per year and UM will provide funding of up to US$ 10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) per proposal per year, for the duration of the grant to cover research-related mobility expenses, under the provisions of Clause 5 of the Scientific Cooperation Agreement established by the Parties (www.fapesp.br/en/9438).

6. Proposal characteristics for PARTNER researchers:

The proposal shall be composed of:

6.1 A Research Project having a maximum of five (5) pages of scientific content, written jointly by the Principal Investigator of the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo and the Principal Investigator at UM. The Research Project must be written in English. One copy of the Research Project shall be sent to FAPESP and another (identical) copy to the PARTNER. The Research Project must include the items included in the item 6.1 at (www.fapesp.br/sprint/call42016)

6.2 The following additional documents required by UM:

a. The UM Principal Investigator must provide a complete application that includes:

1. Cover Sheet

2. Research Proposal, as described at item 6.1 of the CFP, including:

a) Goals/Objectives of the research collaboration

b) Detailed activity description

c) Benefits of/Requirement for the external collaboration

d) Budget and detailed budget justification

e) Plans for sustained activity after the funding period is over

f) Proposals should be written in Arial, 11 pts, no less than 1 line spacing, and 0.5” margins.

g) Supporting Material (e.g. images, letters of support etc.)

b. Letter of Agreement of the Host Institution in the State of São Paulo to which the PI from São Paulo is affiliated. The same document is required by FAPESP in item 6.2.3 at www.fapesp.br/sprint/call42016. The Letter of Agreement may be delivered after the notification of results of this call for proposals and before the grant agreement signature.

7. Submission of proposals to UM

UM requires the completed application to be saved as a single PDF file, which is to be sent to Dierdre Lacativa, dlacativa@med.miami.edu, by the proposal deadline.

8. Result of the analysis

Final results will be announced on FAPESP (www.fapesp.br) and UM ( www.ureasearch.miami.edu) web portals and by means of a communication to the interested PIs.

9. Contract for selected projects by UM

Release of funds to the PI from UM will be subject to completion of a Research Grant Acceptance Form (RGAF).

10. Grant cancellation

UM may cancel funding of an UM researcher, if, during the grant timeframe, a fact is of sufficient gravity to justify cancellation, at the discretion of the program directors, without prejudice of any other appropriate actions.

11. Information about this Call at UM

All questions related to this Call for Proposals must be directed to:

Dierdre Lacativa, MBA
Director, Business Operations
Office of the Vice Provost for Research
University of Miami
dlacativa@med.miami.edu
305-243-7808